• China Thinks US Holds Key to North Korea Crisis Solution
China Thinks US Holds Key to North Korea Crisis Solution

The sanctions follow a series of North Korean missile tests in recent months, culminating in an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared to bring much of the U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, the committees top-ranking Democrat, supported the pressure campaign but strongly criticized President Donald Trumps commentary on the North Korean crisis, whi...

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  • Explosion Rocks Kabul Stadium, Casualties Reported
Explosion Rocks Kabul Stadium, Casualties Reported

Five other civilians were injured when the bomb went off, none of them cricket players, he added. Initial reports had said the explosion occurred at one of the gates of the stadium but officials later clarified that the bomber had blown himself up near a checkpoint.

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  • Human Rights Watch hits Congress fund for CHR
Human Rights Watch hits Congress fund for CHR

But Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez, a close ally of Duterte, defended the move to cut the budget saying the commission has been a "useless" body that has been defending the "rights of criminals". The CHR is reported to have requested for a 1.72bn pesos budget for 2018, but the government had proposed only a little over half of that. The a...

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  • Philippines: Commission On Human Rights Budget Dropped To $20
Philippines: Commission On Human Rights Budget Dropped To $20

House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a close ally of Duterte, said in a television interview that the CHR deserved a small budget for being a "useless" body. The budget cut now needs to be passed by the Senate, which is dominated by Duterte loyalists, before being sent to the president for a signature. On the second reading of the legislation, Cong...

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  • Supreme Court issues temporary refugee ban order
Supreme Court issues temporary refugee ban order

The high court's unsigned, one-sentence order agreed with the administration, at least for now. There were no recorded dissents to the decision. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court sided with the administration in continuing to ban nearly all refugees from entering before the court takes up the full Muslim travel ban in October.

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  • Suu Kyi skips UN General Assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis
Suu Kyi skips UN General Assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis

Whole villages have been burned down. The United States is not likely to intervene to stop the ethnic cleansing campaign against Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims and is even drafting a bill to expand U.S. Those who have fled say Myanmar troops responded to the attacks with a brutal campaign of violence and village burnings aimed at driving ...

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  • Power restored to more than 500000 in Georgia since Irma
Power restored to more than 500000 in Georgia since Irma

This is one where the entire state of Georgia has been affected by this hurricane/tropical storm. Georgia Power turned back on electricity for more than almost 300,000 households and businesses between early Tuesday morning and the afternoon.

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  • Flight 93 memorial visitors come for many reasons
Flight 93 memorial visitors come for many reasons

Both said that the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 are true American heroes. Actual construction on the tower will begin later this month. The last major component to the Flight 93 National Memorial project, the tower is expected to be complete for the 17th anniversary of 9/11 in 2018, park service officials said.

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  • Tropical Storm Irma causes record storm surge in Jacksonville, floods Charleston
Tropical Storm Irma causes record storm surge in Jacksonville, floods Charleston

The state governor, Rick Scott , reported the 42 bridges that link the Florida Keys together were still being inspected. "This is going to be a frustrating event", Long added, and "it's going to take some time to let people back into their homes, particularly in the Florida Keys ".

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  • EU Parliament's Brexit coordinator urges May to address chamber
EU Parliament's Brexit coordinator urges May to address chamber

But we are going to make progress. It isn't the future of Europe. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson , said it was important to make sure the UK's "commitment to European security is undiminished" after Brexit , citing collective efforts to bring Iran to the negotiating table and the united response to Russian aggression in Ukraine as a...

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  • Abbasi Says Pakistan Open To Joint Border Patrols
Abbasi Says Pakistan Open To Joint Border Patrols

Abbasi says Pakistan is willing to take a number of steps over the matter, so long as the United States also takes reciprocal steps in Afghanistan, meant to limit cross-border attacks on both sides. The prime minister strongly rejected that democracy could be derailed in the country and said the intensity and relevancy regarding debate about the sy...

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  • Imran Khan 'no more', case moving towards disqualification: Hanif Abbasi
Imran Khan 'no more', case moving towards disqualification: Hanif Abbasi

In its short order, a full bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza rejected Khan's objections to the commission's jurisdiction to initiate contempt of court proceedings and ruled it had the legal right to hear the contempt case.

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  • Hector Bellerin sends clear message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez
Hector Bellerin sends clear message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez

As for Arsenal , they bounced back from a 4-0 drumming at Liverpool beating Bournemouth 3-0 last time out in the Premier League. Sanchez could make his first appearance of the season for the Gunners in the Europa League when they host Cologne at The Emirates on Thursday night.

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  • United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea
United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

He said the North's access to hard currency was its "Achilles heel". The Arizona Republican then turned to China and accused Beijing of not doing enough to stop North Korea , a problem that he suggested the U.S. The game of nuclear chicken is threatening to spin out of control. In the United States, a "preemptive" strike is bandied about. Bo...

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  • United States will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions
United States will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

But on Monday, the U.N. Security Council adopted a watered down version of the us proposals with caps on North Korea's oil imports and a ban on textile exports . Jeong-Ho Roh, director of Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia University's Law School, said that past sanctions have had an incremental impact on North Korea.

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  • Bernie Ecclestone blames McLaren for failed Honda partnership
Bernie Ecclestone blames McLaren for failed Honda partnership

The deal between McLaren and Renault is expected to run for three years. The last two and a half years have done severe damage to that reputation, however, with Alonso, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne lagging in midfield at best. Last weekend it was reported that McLaren were set to drop Honda in favour of Renault with the latter ending...

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  • Taiwan braces for Typhoon Talim with maritime warning, Chinese airlines cancel flights
Taiwan braces for Typhoon Talim with maritime warning, Chinese airlines cancel flights

Favorable environmental conditions like warm waters and ideal wind shear mean that it will intensify as it nears the area, slamming into the north and northeast with maximum sustained wind speeds of 137kmh and gusts of up to 173km/h . Typhoon Talim is also close to Japan and may hit Miyako Island and the other areas close by. The news agency sa...

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  • Hurricane Jose strengthens a little in Atlantic Ocean
Hurricane Jose strengthens a little in Atlantic Ocean

The resulting damage contributed to Katrina earning the infamous title of deadliest hurricane in the US since at least 1990. The Mexico government issued a hurricane watch for the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde. However, Jose is coming behind Hurricane Irma , a risky Category 5 hurricane that the National Hurricane Center is c...

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  • NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic
NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic

Jose, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, was about 85 miles north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands around 5 p.m. ET. The westward swing in the overnight forecast caught many people off guard along Florida's Gulf coast and triggered an abrupt shift in the storm preparations.

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  • UN Security Council unanimously approves strictest sanctions yet on North Korea
UN Security Council unanimously approves strictest sanctions yet on North Korea

Late Sunday, after a series of meetings, a revised draft emerged, setting a cap on oil exports to North Korea, but not blocking them altogether. "The Washington regime fabricated the most vicious sanctions resolution ", Pyongyang's ambassador in Geneva told the UN.

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